AWS services or capabilities described in AWS Documentation may vary by region/location. Click Getting Started with Amazon AWS to see specific differences applicable to the China (Beijing) Region.
You can't start or stop Spot Instances.
Instances that use Amazon EBS volumes as their root devices can be quickly stopped and started. When an instance is stopped, the compute resources are released and you are not billed for hourly instance usage. However, your root partition Amazon EBS volume remains, continues to persist your data, and you are charged for Amazon EBS volume usage. You can restart your instance at any time.
Before stopping an instance, make sure it is in a state from which it can be restarted. Stopping an instance does not preserve data stored in RAM.
Performing this operation on an instance that uses an instance store as its root device returns an error.
You can stop, start, and terminate EBS-backed instances. You can only terminate instance store-backed instances. What happens to an instance differs if you stop it or terminate it. For example, when you stop an instance, the root device and any other devices attached to the instance persist. When you terminate an instance, the root device and any other devices attached during the instance launch are automatically deleted. For more information about the differences between stopping and terminating instances, see Instance Lifecycle in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.
For more information about troubleshooting, see Troubleshooting Stopping Your Instance in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.
Version: (assembly version)
public abstract StopInstancesResponse StopInstances( StopInstancesRequest request )
Container for the necessary parameters to execute the StopInstances service method.
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5